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  1. wildlife photos - show us what you got

    This one is a bit old from when we were in Melbourne, but one of my favourites
  2. Sunset/sunrise Photos

    sunrise, looks like earth from space
  3. wildlife photos - show us what you got

    I know its a skink but they call them blue tongue lizards don't they Nearly stood on him
  4. wildlife photos - show us what you got

    Hey - no fair - you guys live in a zoo !! I'm just a city slicker. Really excited with the first goanna, but after 3 or 4 you get used to it. Seriously though, its incredible really. Just a shame they all want to bite, sting or eat you ! Keep 'em coming
  5. wildlife photos - show us what you got

    ... then we has a couple of days by the beach in Caloundra. We watched three ospreys from our balcony, one caught a fish and tucked in on the beach right in front of us, so we went down to watch up close
  6. We spent a few days in Bunya Mountains area and saw some good wildlife. Best moment was what we think is a common tree snake swallowing a tree frog. We also saw a red belly black snake, a few goannas - one of which was up a tree being swooped by a carrawong.
  7. Sunset/sunrise Photos

    Let there be light ! Sunrise just after a storm
  8. Moving to Brisbane - Cheapest Suburbs from $300k

    Thanks for the replies. I see these kinds of questions all the time and wonder why people ask them because its very personal and like you say, based on your own needs, likes and interests. Its just we have a very wide area for choice and just need a starting point i guess. Mature age, older son living with us. Close to transport, shops, away from too much concrete but easy access to the city. I work north Toowong and lived in Bardon for a while, ticks most boxes except easy transport. But too expensive of course. I would like a bigger plot, so realise we have to go further out, but have no idea about many of the outlying suburbs. I was thinking of talking to a buyers agent with our list and see what they can come up with. Basically had a life of researching things and making decisions and just got bored with it. I think coming to Oz and all that took to decide and organise did me in. We didn't buy in Melbourne and really should have. Don't want to be thinking the same in 5 years time
  9. Moving to Brisbane - Cheapest Suburbs from $300k

    Does anybody want to live in those suburbs though? I know there are lots of threads about where to live, but any info on the most affordable nice places to live ? We moved up from Melbourne and house affordability means we are looking to buy, but have no idea where as I have been on my on in the CBD for 6 months. Redcliff, or along that coast generally seems affordable. OH works North side, I work Toowong and don't want the commute. So totally undecided on location.
  10. Buying used car from dealers in Brisbane

    Thanks for the helpful post. When did i say that? The point is that even if we trade in Melb, get a 'new' car we have to drive up and get new rwc and rego within 2 weeks. So no use, might as well get ripped off in Brisbane, trade in and no need to do anything else. Or sell private if we can
  11. Buying used car from dealers in Brisbane

    Perfect, not my usual kind of place (aka car city Ringwood), but could be the place to go Will check it out, thanks
  12. Buying used car from dealers in Brisbane

    Unfortunately I mean old as in c**p (not that bad) We wanted a new car anyway and it seems pointless to drive north and have to get re-registered. Trade in here was a joke and we get another car that needs rwc for rego even if we just got it done Dodge Caliber 2006 Toyota Camry 2001 If anybody is interested
  13. Hi We are moving to Brisbane and have two old cars. Can't sell in Melbourne and we need rwc in QLD within two weeks due to rego requirement according to: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/transfer/interstate/index.html "If you move to Queensland from another state or territory, you must get Queensland registration and a Queensland driver licence. You have 14 days to register your vehicle in Queensland and may be fined if you don’t." so we may drive up and try to px within a couple of weeks. Anybody know of any decent dealers where this might be possible. Cheers
  14. We have just got quotes with these people. Quick to reply to questions and pretty cheap. I think as others have said with theirs, might be a bit rough around the edges. But they let us book without an ongoing address and don't charge for weekends (delivery anyway), not much extra for having to use a lift and get to an apartment (I asked for a general cost). We are moving Melb to Bris and worst thing is they say it will take 2 or 3 days, depends on what they are carrying and drop of points I guess. Our stuff is getting on a bit so don't really care so much. Would maybe go with 'proper' removalist if things were new and treasured www.backloadingremovals.com.au/ You can get a quote from a few places and download their item list forms. Some let you calculate square meters in a spreadsheet, which is basically what they will charge you on.